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>> for something like me who gets by on what i know just on the computers how difficult is all this integration going to be for the average consumer. >> it's not going to be difficult. over the past few years the number of new products that have come out that have been unimaginable have been astonishing. for a very long time cellphones were not powerful computers. they did a little bit of text messaging, and that's all the
cell phone did. all of a sudden cell phones are more powerful than any of the computer i grew up with were. the cellphones have just blown up. it will handle all of this intelligence automatically. >> when they're handling the what is that kind of interaction of information going to do? >> well, the fundamental thing about self driving cars is a road that will accept 1500 cars an hour driven by humans will accept 37,500 cars an hour if driven by computers. computers operate on a much greater speed of responsiveness. one of the rules that we see in society governments if
it involves making transportation more efficient it will get done. this is something that we're looking at on a 20-year time span. >> we have a message from someone from our community. she said more single driver vehicles as trucks and suvs become too expensive, scooters and bikes will be safer to ride. the point he's making they'll be safer on the road and they'll work around pedestrians and bikes. what does this say about our society in the way that we're heading? what are the larger issues here's request . >> well, not only can roads handle these cars more efficiently, but we'll have fewer cars. before we get into the philosophy of it whether it's good or bad, i think its fantastic. it means that the market for cars goes down.
they're looking at a future tensionally as a result where massive option of self-driven cars systems, car ownership will go down by a factor of 10 because you can ride share more easily. that's one aspect of it that's strange and revolutionary. i have a car. it self drives. it drives me to work. someone pings me on uber, i would like to drive with you today. i say sure. i give them a key over the smart phone so thick sit in the passenger seat, and when i get off at 5:00, it comes to pick me up. there is no need for cars. >> what happens to jobs as the need changes is this the life of the privileged. what about those who can't afford it. where do they fit in the future. >> exactly. for jobs it's not a great story. there are different jobs that as
we increase the level of efficiency in our economy all of a sudden it changes. there are ways to mitigate against it through unemployment insurance that we haven't begun to think about. but in terms of what consumers will be able to access, far more consumers will get where they need to go in public transportation. private transportation, schemes of car sharing that don't exist. in terms of jobs, it's not fantastic. >> where all things end something new begins. that's often the mother of innovation when technology forces us to move forward. dan, i want to talk about the future of entertainment and work. how is tech going to impact those two things, particularly in terms of how we consume our entertainment. >> the biggest thing i see changing is the nature of displays and three dimensional television.
3d tv was not a great success. the problem was you had to wear these glasses and a lot of engineers thought 3d just required one image to go to one eye and one image to go to the other but that's not how the human eye works. you need to focus on something close or something far away. that meant that display was not met by 3d display or movies and made it difficult to look at even without the glasses. what we'll get is light field displays. light field displays every photon of light that comes from the display is not blasting out in every direction. you actually have a photon going in one angle and then another angle and another angle. what this means that this display, instead of looking like a flat surface or even a flat
surface with a thre weird 3d element to it. >> it will have dimension. >> it will have a full 3d feel to it. like a window to another world that you could put your hand right through it. and it will make telecommuting a heck of a lot easier. we have teleconferences that looks like they're not talking because they're looking at the side. and we'll end up our cameras integrated to the very fabric of the displays that we're looking at. so when you're looking at somebody's eyes they're looking at your eyes as well. >> dan, how far away are we from that technology being used consistently? >> we're about a year or two away from 3d displays that are going to be on head mounted. there is a company that has a 3d
riff coming, and video chip sets will have a field display that go over the eyes in a head-mounted way. in terms of the full displays that we look at, the screens need to be 16 to 32 k before they're able to do this full field capability. >> so by 2024. >> oh, yes, by 2024, probabl probably 2017 or 2018 or sooner than that. this is coming. this is on the train. >> josh, sign us up. >> what if you could get a medical checkup from the palm of your hand. the future of health and hospital waiting rooms may be a thing of the past, and in some cases doctors may not prove to be the necessity they are now. and how will tech will eliminate uncomfortable small talk. this will guide you in small talk with those you have the
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2024. joining us is a trauma surgeon and creator of m power. dr. he was thanks for joining us. your group is building this mobile app that allows patients to monitor their wounds for signs of infection. how can an app like that change patient outcome? >> we're hoping to see an improvement in patient outcome because we would be able to detect something going wrong maybe soother than in our current state of care. right now we rely on patients to notice that something is wrong and then to make a telephone call or come to the emergency care. we would like to see a more active communication between patient and provider. we hope this i app will
facilitate that. >> are there post-operative implications that can even lead to death? >> some recent data has suggested that we may be seeing about one in four patients developing a surgical site infection or wound problem after surgeon kinds of surgery, and it is the most expensive health-associated we deal with. >> these hand-held device also give you blue glucose ratings. there is a movement that says we shouldn't just be getting health information every once in a while when we go into the doctor's office. we should have realtime monitoring almost like we have for some of our computer systems.
your heart rate, res pe res per res per ration, this will revolutionary our ability to honestly monitor--watch our health change. before we get to the point we feel ourselves get sick we will see these leading signs and say, oh, something is going wrong. >> you touched on something that our viewers are thinking about. some say its risky because some people think they can diagnose themselves. dr. evans how often do you see that? someone comes in because they've self-diagnosed themselves from something they've red on the internet. >> this is going to be a big problem for providers in particular because we don't know how to deal with all this massive amount of information that's going to be coming at us
if patients are going to be at home taking their blood pressure every day or taking it more often, how do we interpret those values? do we know what they were doing when they took their blood pressure? i think trying to integrate the information is going to be a big challenge for us. on the other hand, it's a very exciting time. >> dr. doctor, we're talking about our medical information floating out there at some point. do you have concerns about the discrimination based on this for individuals? >> i think as we're pointing out it does have potential to really change the way we access healthcare and make it much more efficient to continuously understand your own health state and to add to the body of medical knowledge as we are able to view everyone's health state in the context of everyone's health state. but to make sure that it reaches it's full potential we do have to start talking about discrimination right now.
there is no law right now that prohibits an insurance company to discriminate on self-collected data. there are laws tha that prohibit insurance companies from discriminating against you and your genetic information, but we need to push for laws that prevent companies from discriminating against you on the health data. more people will feel empowered to develop the systems so we can integrate this much more fully and realize the results much more quickly. >> i would like to jump in there because i think there is a balance between the privacy that you give up and the benefits that you receive from giving up that privacy. you know, if we were all asked a question if your child was in the emergency room, and you were not there, and he was unidentified, would you want all the possible information available to be able to take care of the child before you
were able to get there and provide it yourself? i think we would all say yes. but that comes at a cost, right? which we want to have privacy, we're going to not have that information available. affairs. >> we were talking earlier about this idea. the millennial generation is the first generation not to have experienced full privacy in terms of the way others older than them have. do you recognize the general willingness to give up information? >> i have, and increasingly it doesn't matter what age you are, if you're tech-savvy, and you enjoy your smart phone, the easy of being able to take a selfie of your wound and say to your doctor, i'm texting you this mention, can you look at my wound and tell me what it looks like. this is where our app started. we want to address this privacy issue. we want to secure a standardize
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common. the tech will guide us to people we have something in common in the first place. >> the future has arrived, it's just not recentlil evenly distributed. in 1995 a student from mit wasn't to go to the conference and get people in the conference to interact with each other in a more meaningful way. so everyone would interact with a particular person. he handed out these mobile phones and had everyone carry it around with them and fill out a profile. the mobile phones would tell you who to interact with. but then what you found was the prettiest girl in the room president bush. everyone wanted to speak with
nicholas, and nicholas didn't want to talk with anybody. you find this okay, cupid, tender, geomobile way of relating through our phones to the real world, this is a problem you're going to keep encountering. people being told to interact with someone because that's a great person for it that person to interact with, but a minus for the guy on the other end. >> this is from laura who said perhaps our physical address will be replaced by social network address since i predict everyone will be on a social met work. dan s that true? will everyone be on a social network in the very near future? >> there are two groups of people that you can consider yourself around. there are the people that you're physically with, and then there is everybody else, the people you could be texting, the people you could be tweeting with, e-mailing, and it's become a little bit of a problem. everyone is sitting around dinner. they're chatting. there is a lull in the
conversation, and then everyone runs to the phone to see what the buzz is about. there is an issue where people have trouble being present. i think the biggest thing that's going to change in the next ten years is going to be the development of these social moors when it's inappropriate to be with your online community and know this is a moment you should be just here and now. that being said there is a huge problem that we have in the here and now, a lot of us have trouble remembering names and matching names to faces. if i have to wear a piece of gear on my head to know the name of the person that i'm talking to, i will look like the biggest dork, no problem. just tell me their name, please. >> is all this technology increase our isolation? always facing the phone or the gadget, but it sounds like what
dan is saying, tell me if you agree, there will be rules when we interact with our devices or they're going to be so integrated that they don't notice? >> i think we're beginning to reach the point where we are annoyed enough by the way that other people interact with devices we'll realize how we interact with the devices. we'll look at our's behaviors. i don't see it as a huge barrier to productive interaction. and it's not just stuff that would go into a static profile like their occupation or maybe even their clout rank if you want to get to competitive about it, but it could be stuff like how best interact with this person in terms of how to talk, when to listen, when to interrupt, when not to interrupt. how much they enjoy back and forth versus single monologue. all of this will lead something
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